1997 Ridge Vineyards Petite Sirah Dynamite Hill Vines, York Creek Vineyard
Napa Valley, California
WB Rating: 78

Alcohol by volume: 13.5%
Price at time of purchase: $22.00 (Ridge ATP selection)
Type: Petite Sirah
Principal varietal(s): Petite Sirah

Boy was this wine disappointing. We reviewed it a couple of years ago and gave it a score of 89, praising its rich, complex flavors and promising firm structure. This latest version was, therefore, probably a bad bottle, but we've got to call 'em as we see 'em. Despite its healthy deep purple color, this bottle was barely holding on to drinkability, with tired, leafy, cedar-infused flavors and not much spunk. A pity since Ridge Petite Sirah's usually age beautifully. - WB team 2004-08-11


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